Senior Game Designer [Unannounced Project] (390)

Job Description

Ubisoft Leamington has been a member of the Ubisoft family since January 2017 and has collaborated on Tom Clancy’s The Division & The Division 2, Far Cry 5 and Starlink: Battle For Atlas. Currently comprised of a 70-strong team, the studio is a solid and experienced group supported by a mix of veteran developers and promising young talent. Based in Royal Leamington Spa, Ubisoft Leamington is at the heart of a thriving destination for UK game developers.

Job Purpose

Create and own major game systems and mentor junior designers.

Responsibilities

  • Key role in design creation and balancing of major game systems, often as feature owner;
  • Carry ideas from conception, through prototyping to detailed design and implementation;
  • Communicate and collaborate with key stake holders across multiple disciplines;
  • Ensure that clear lines of communication are kept open with key stakeholders by updating them on the progress and challenges;
  • Contribute towards improving standards of all design practices;
  • Combine innovation with a strong knowledge of industry standards;
  • Ability to produce clear and effective design documentation of major features.
  • Support, guidance and feedback for junior designers.

Qualifications

Skills and Knowledge

  • Key knowledge and understanding in at least one specific area of design;
  • Strong knowledge of current design methodologies;
  • Good awareness of market trends;
  • Strong knowledge of a wide range of games across multiple platform and their core design practices.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of relevant documentation software;
  • Be an advocate and ambassador for the feature and the sharing of the information from it;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Excellent time management and a developing knowledge of prioritisation skills
  • Pro-active and self-motivated;
  • Show an ability to navigate through ambiguity and embrace change with a positive mindset;
  • Show an initial understanding of how to be exemplary, attentive, supportive and constructive around taking on or giving feedback.

Relevant Experience

  • Either a Bachelor’s degree in Game Design or relevant training/experience;
  • 5 years minimum experience in Game Design or relevant role;
  • Shipped at least 1 game in the game design discipline, preferably a full cycle on a AAA title or equivalent.

Additional Information

Benefits & Relocation

Flexible working, 22 days annual leave + Christmas shutdown, private healthcare (with option to add immediate family), life insurance & income protection, workplace pension scheme, paid volunteering days, annual fitness & well-being allowance, games, technology & merchandise, subsidised travel and many more... 

Relocation assistance is available to anyone currently living 50 miles or more from the studio location. Please contact a member of the talent acquisition team to find out what we have to offer and how we can support with your move here... relocation really doesn't have to be a daunting prospect. 

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Ubisoft Reflections & Ubisoft Leamington is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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